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How One Traveler Woke Up in the Dark and Trapped Alone Inside an Airplane

How One Traveler Woke Up in the Dark and Trapped Alone Inside an Airplane

A Louisiana man shares his travel nightmare.
Why You Should Book That Early Morning Flight

Why You Should Book That Early Morning Flight

Save money and time -- early-morning flights have their advantages.
Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Regulators never had any data to suggest that cell phone use in flight was in any way a danger to passengers.
Cell Phone Calls During Flights: Best Idea or Worst Idea Ever?

Cell Phone Calls During Flights: Best Idea or Worst Idea Ever?

Love it or hate it, chatting on your cell phone during a flight could soon become a reality.

Europe Approves 3G and LTE Broadband on Flights

The European Commission has granted airlines permission to offer passengers 3G and LTE networks in flight.
These Airlines Now Allow Personal Electronic Devices

These Airlines Now Allow Personal Electronic Devices

US Airways and United are the latest to expand the use of personal electronic devices in flight. Check out what other airlines are no longer asking passengers to shut down before take off.
4 Strategies for a Less Turbulent Airline Experience

4 Strategies for a Less Turbulent Airline Experience

Tips for making your trip more convenient and comfortable.
Airlines Compete For Premium Customers With Crazy Perks

Airlines Compete For Premium Customers With Crazy Perks

From in-flight showers, to airport spas and hair salons, airlines' premium classes are exploding with perks. Meanwhile in economy, space is getting even tighter.
FAA Will Allow Use of Electronic Devices During All Stages of Flight

FAA Will Allow Use of Electronic Devices During All Stages of Flight

The FAA has always told passengers they have to put away their electronics during takeoff and landing. Now that old rule has been abolished.
Airlines Make a Record Profit in Extra Fees

Airlines Make a Record Profit in Extra Fees

Airlines are on track to collect $42.6 billion in ancillary revenue this year, according to a new study.
Outspoken Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary's Twitter Live Chat Was Fascinating, Inappropriate and Helpful

Outspoken Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary's Twitter Live Chat Was Fascinating, Inappropriate and Helpful

A CEO who has made being offensive part of his brand identity took to Twitter to face his customers and critics.
Panel to FAA: Electronic Devices OK During All Stages of Flight

Panel to FAA: Electronic Devices OK During All Stages of Flight

Business travelers are one step closer to being able to use their electronic devices during all stages of flight, including takeoff and landing.
Faster and Cheaper Ways to Speed Through Airport Security

Faster and Cheaper Ways to Speed Through Airport Security

More airlines are offering fliers a chance to skip security lines -- for a price.
In-Flight Wi-Fi Valued Over Comfort, Bathrooms? (Infographic)

In-Flight Wi-Fi Valued Over Comfort, Bathrooms? (Infographic)

Airline passengers are willing to trade in other amenities for a stable internet connection, according to a new survey.
Angry Customer Used Promoted Tweets to Chastise British Airways

Angry Customer Used Promoted Tweets to Chastise British Airways

A miniature PR fiasco unfolded on Monday night as a British Airways customer used promoted tweets to publicly reprimand the airline for losing his father's luggage. Here's what happened.
After Earnings Nosedive, JetBlue Enters the Premium Market

After Earnings Nosedive, JetBlue Enters the Premium Market

New lie-flat seats and private suites in the front of the plane represent a major culture shift for the coach-class airline.
What a Trip to LAX Taught Me About Customer Service

What a Trip to LAX Taught Me About Customer Service

When traveling on business, you can sometimes turn an inconvenience into valuable business insights. Here are four from a recent lousy trip.
Richard Branson on Why Biggest Doesn't Mean Best

Richard Branson on Why Biggest Doesn't Mean Best

The billionaire entrepreneur talks about how he carved a niche for Virgin Atlantic as a value brand in its market segment.
How Airline Perks Stack Up for Business Travelers

How Airline Perks Stack Up for Business Travelers

With airline extras dwindling, access to on-board Wi-Fi or TV can dictate who gets your travel budget.
10 Brands That Can Help Make Business Travel More Bearable

10 Brands That Can Help Make Business Travel More Bearable

Travel is frustrating enough--just ask that JetBlue guy. Here are our picks for 10 brands that can make it better (including--yes--a massive airline).
Best Ways to Use Frequent Flyer Miles

Best Ways to Use Frequent Flyer Miles

CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg on how to make the most of your airline mileage.
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